Ghandoghoro Pass

The Aling Glacier, the westernmost of Hushe Valley’s glaciers, is very large with multiple upper branches. Two summits above the upper glaciers, Mitre (5944m) and Sceptre (5800m), attract climbers. From Hushe, cross the river to its west bank and reach the footbridge over the Aling River in two hours. Across the footbridge, the trail turns west into the Aling Valley to Dumsum, a summer village with a two storey mosque. Continue west along the Aling River’s true left (north) bank to Shatonchen pastures, and along the Aling Glacier’s north margin to base camp and Drenmogyalba (royal bear), the highest pasture.

Hushe-pa have 14 stages (one-way) up the demanding route, but no one goes beyond the seventh stage. The seven one-way stages starting from Hushe are: (1) Dumsum; (2) Shatonchen: (3) Base Camp; (4) Drenmogyalba; (5) Sampibrangsa; (6) Khadanlumba; and (7) Tasa.


Day 01:       Arrival to Islamabad – hotel

Day 02:       Sight Seeing in Islamabad- hotel

Day 03:        Flight to Skardu or drive to Chilas – hotel

Day 04:        Free day or drive to Skardu – hotel

Day 05:        Drive to Hushe (3250m)-camp

Day 06:       Trek Hushe to Dumsum -camp

Day 07:       Trek Dumsum to Shatungchan -camp

Day 08:  Shatungchan to the Gumah Aling-camp

Day 09:  Rest day (photography) -camp

Day 10:   Trek back to Dumsum -camp

Day 11:   Trek  Dumsum to Hushe -camp

Day 12:   Drive back to Skardu

Day 13:    Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas – hotel

Day 14:   Drive to Islamabad or free day in Islamabad